Tippets: Positive Spin on the Skunk, Stocking Salmon in Lake Michigan, In Praise of Kayaks, Stevens’s Gray Ghost

September 28, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Jason Klass of Tenkara Talk makes a case for the four reasons why getting skunked can make you a better angler.
  • Times and issues change, as have opinions over the reduced stocking numbers of salmon in Lake Michigan. “Anglers and state fish managers are talking more about sustainability. Better to have a steady and predictable supply of fish. Boom-and-bust cycles are costly to anglers, lakeshore communities and the state.”
  • If you are tired of crowded trout streams, a kayak just might provide the respite you’re looking for, writes John Merwin for Field & Stream.
  • Considered one of the most famous streamer patterns, Carrie Stevens’s Gray Ghost has had plenty of legend tied up in it. And Don Bastian deconstructs both recipe and myth in a recent article on his blog.